Lean proteins will do wonders for you in so many ways. First, adding these lean proteins to your diet tricks your brain (the appestat), making you feel less hungry. Because it takes your body longer to digest protein than it does to digest fat or refined carbohydrates, protein causes a gradual rise in your blood sugar, which in turn causes a lower rise in insulin levels and then satisfies your hunger. I believe a key to controlling cravings or temptations is not letting yourself feel desperate or hungry. This is why I always make sure I have a protein source every time I eat. Set yourself up for success!
ADDING LEAN HEALTHY PROTEIN TO YOUR DIET IS EASY!!!!
Here are some my good choices!
- Fish We eat lots of fish!! All Kinds!!!
- Skinless Poultry
- Low Fat Greek Yogurt
- Low fat cheeses
- Egg Whites!! Lots of them!!
- Vegetable Proteins!! Yes veggies have protein,some more than others!!!
- Vegan Protein Shakes
When you are on a lower calorie budget, you will need more protein for energy and muscle recovery. The omega 3 in the fish is great for cell maintenance!! Make sure you are having a small amount of protein every time you eat to give you body what it needs and keep your metabolism going. Make your body work for you. Eating protein every 2-3 hours will keep you satisfied and keep you from being hungry……in turn you are stronger when temptation hits!! And you know those temptations are everywhere so PLEASE be ready and set yourself to win!! You can do it!! If you are looking for some snack ideas be sure to check out my previous post on my top ten snacks to keep me going all of them have have a healthy protein source!